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The Atlantic Wall & V1 & V2 Rocket Launching Sites Private Tour

By Ploegsteert Battlefield Experience
Price was undefined, price is now £530

Features

Free cancellation available
9h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Chance to see WWII bunkers at the Ambleteuse Museum

  • A drive to Cap Gris Nez & part of the historic Atlantic Wall

  • Sights of the Todt Battery & a series of destroyed bunkers

  • Opportunity to see original V1 & V2 rocket-launching sites

  • Friendly & knowledgeable guide with 20 years of experience

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Atlantic Wall and V1 and V2 rocket launching sites

  • What's included

    A sandwich, soup, or omelette with a drink

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Bruges or Lille hotel

  • What's included

    Hotel drop-off is available for central Brussels hotels

  • What's included

    Booklet with detailed explanations of tour stops

  • What's included

    Admission fees

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 10 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available from most centrally located Bruges and Lille hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you are staying in Brussels, you will need to make your way to Brussels Zuid or Brussels-Midi train station and take a train to Kortrijk Station for pick up. Trains depart on average every 30 minutes. Hotel drop-off is available for most centrally located Brussels hotels.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


What you can expect

Immerse yourself in the World War II era with a tour of the Atlantic Wall on France's coast, including bunkers that Nazi-occupied Europe used as rocket-launch sites. Visit museums that enlighten you to a wealth of information about this historically rich part of France.

Meet your knowledgeable guide and travel by minibus to France's coast and the Ambleteuse Museum. See part of the Atlantic Wall at Cap Gris Nez, where you may also have views of England in the distance, weather permitting. See the Todt Battery, where coastal artillery was housed by the Germans during World War II, as well as some other destroyed bunkers.

After lunch, enjoy the chance to go inside the Blockhaus d'Éperlecques, which was the largest bunker built by the Germans in northern France. Once destined to be a rocket launching site, the bunker ended up becoming a factory where liquid oxygen was produced. Stand at the location of Operation Dynamo, where Nazis assassinated a hundred British soldiers in 1940.

Your last visit of the day is a well-preserved V1 launching site with ski-shaped buildings. End your experience with a hassle-free ride back to Bruges, Lille, or Brussels, depending on where you're staying.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks and gloves provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Eperlecques

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Bruges Hotel Pickup
    • Bruges Flanders
    • Lille Hotel Pickup
    • Lille Hauts-de-France
    • Kortrijk Station
    • Kortrijk Station
    • Kortrijk Flanders 8500
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